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Solar Electricity Generation Calculations | Eco House Design | Part 7

Solar Electricity Generation | Renewable Energy Sources

Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Cells) can be used to convert solar energy into DC current, which is then fed into an inverter to convert it into usable AC current to power a dwelling. A generation meter unit shows how much power is being generated by the solar panels. Power generated by PV cells varies with the time of day and weather. In this waste house project, the architect has provided an excellent location on the south side to install solar panels.

Calculations:

Energy generated with the help of solar panels

In the southeast UK, the average sunshine hours per day is 4.8 hours. For a passive house design, the average energy required is 15 kWh per square meter per year. In this project, the waste house has a total area of 108.64 square meters, which puts the total electricity required in a year of about 1630 kWh. If we calculate electricity required per day, we come to 1630/365 = 4.47 kWh per day.


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